That silence you encounter when the power goes out
The kind that makes you realize all of a sudden that you’ve been listening to the fridge
To the light bulbs burning
To countless currents flowing through wires
And then it begins–
The silence is deafening.
I think my favourite sound in the world, other than the laughter of my children, is the wind blowing through leaves out in the country where the occurrence of traffic is rare.
Or the sound of snow falling on a breezeless night, again, out in the middle of nowhere. On horseback.
In one of those moments when you think to yourself I’ll never forget this, and sure enough, thirty years later you still haven’t forgotten. And you still believe you never will.
If I had to choose, I think I’d pick silence over noise, pretty much any day.
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